Job Safe

Many times when the concrete transit mixers arrive at a jobsite, the contractor is ready to pour concrete but not ready to receive concrete, says Cemex mixer-truck driver Lance Morgan. He became frustrated with unsafe conditions during concrete delivery, including uncompacted fill beneath pathways to the delivery point that could result in trucks getting stuck or even overturning. A fully loaded mixer truck weighs 75,500 pounds, is 13 feet high, 10 feet wide, and as long as 42 feet with the booster wheels down. To improve things, Morgan and other ready-mix truck drivers have developed the Job Safe program to “establish simple, easy-to-follow guidelines that reduce jobsite incidents and the risk of serious personal injuries.” To learn more, go to